blog postsIllinois professor to talk, perform at Chicago Humanities festivalNov 4, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Evelyne Accad, a poet, musician-songwriter, author and professor of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will talk and perform several original works at the Chicago Humanities Festival XIII. Theme of the festival is "Brains & Beauty."Guide to children's books makes gift-giving easierNov 4, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Books make great gifts for kids - no doubt about it.Clinic provides needed services while fulfilling researchNov 7, 2002 9:00 am6 views One of the advantages of living in a community that’s home to a major research university is access to resources that would otherwise likely be available only in a large, urban area. The Audiology and Speech Clinic, operated by the UI’s department of speech and hearing science, is just such a resource for residents of Central Illinois.'Magnificent' gift enhances family resiliency programNov 14, 2002 9:00 am21 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Chancellor Nancy Cantor has announced a $11.5 million gift from Doris and Jay Christopher and The Pampered Chef Ltd. to support the Family Resiliency Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Recent past president of ALA to head Mortenson CenterDec 11, 2002 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Barbara J. Ford, a recent past president of the American Library Association (ALA), has been selected to direct the C. Walter and Gerda B. Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Book censorship is focus of library exhibitDec 17, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What do Madonna and the Bible have in common? What about the French poet Charles Baudelaire and the boxing legend Muhammad Ali?Freeman Foundation renews grant funding Asian Educational Media ServiceJan 30, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a grant of $525,000 to support its academic outreach services to schools and colleges over the next three years.Conference to explore links between sports, democracyFeb 17, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference exploring the links between sports and democracy in America will be held Feb. 28 to March 2 (Friday through Sunday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.MacArthur Foundation funds three-year $1.35 million grant to ACDISFeb 18, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Reductions in the world's arsenals of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction are the ultimate goals of a new program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign funded by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.Asian American Awareness Month kicks off WednesdayFeb 25, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Asian American Awareness Month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off Wednesday (Feb. 26) with a film and presentation by Nisha Ganatra, the Indian American director-actress of the award-winning film "Chutney Popcorn." The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.Analyst Kevin Phillips to speak at Cline Symposium March 17-18Mar 11, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kevin Phillips, a well-known political and economic analyst, media commentator and author, will be the special guest at the 2003 Cline Symposium March 17 and 18 (Monday and Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Panel discussion on geopolitics of Europe set for March 18Mar 12, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A panel discussion on the geopolitics of Europe, prompted by current world events, will be held March 18 (Tuesday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Women and Gender History symposium to run March 13-15Mar 12, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The fourth annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History begins Thursday (March 13) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It will run through Saturday (March 15).University of Virginia scholar named dean of library schoolMar 13, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - John M. Unsworth has been named the new dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His appointment was approved today by the Board of Trustees at its meeting in Rockford, Ill.Second annual "Reel Queer Film Festival" opens April 1Mar 13, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The second annual "Reel Queer Film Festival" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign kicks off with "Trembling Before G-d," a movie exploring the ways Orthodox Jews reconcile their love of Judaism with biblical prohibitions against homosexuality.Conference April 3-5 to explore 'The South'Mar 17, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The fifth annual conference of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will explore "The South" as it is multifariously defined by seven special invited speakers and two dozen other scholars from Illinois and across the country. In some cases the South will mean the American South, in others, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, the South Side of Chicago and even the work of artist Diego Rivera.IBM's high-tech gift helps provide access to rare, fragile library materialsMar 21, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The problem has vexed librarians for centuries: How do you give patrons free reign to use precious and rare materials without taking the chance that they will damage them through normal use or carelessness?20th Century French Studies Colloquium to begin ThursdayMar 25, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 200 scholars from Europe and North America will meet at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to take part in the 2003'Terror and Torture: Ethics and Law in Extremis' to be annual philosophy lecture April 4Mar 26, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Michael S. Moore, professor of law and of philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give the 2002-2003 Annual Philosophy Public Lecture at 4 p.m. April 4 (Friday) in 141 Loomis Laboratory of Physics, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.Parents must interpret war talk for kidsApr 3, 2003 9:00 am0 views Children rely on the cues they get from their parents, so mothers and fathers who feel jittery about war with Iraq should confront their own fears and get ready to talk with their children, said Aaron Ebata, family life expert at the UI.Journalism professor, students identify 'Deep Throat'Apr 22, 2003 9:00 am80 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The identity of "Deep Throat" is no longer a mystery, at least not for one investigative journalism class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Newspaper Library's grand opening in new location set for WednesdayApr 28, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After many decades of operating out of modest quarters in a remote, cramped, low-ceilinged part of a basement, one of the world's largest libraries of its kind is moving up in the world - into a large and totally remodeled space.‘Deep Throat’ unmasked: UI journalism professor, students identify key Watergate sourceMay 1, 2003 9:00 am24 views The identity of "Deep Throat" is no longer a mystery, at least not for one investigative journalism class at the UI.Ukrainian scholars to gather for conference June 16-21May 6, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Members of Ukraine's intelligentsia will be living - and working - in Central Illinois next month.Alston selected for ACE Fellows ProgramMay 6, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Kal Alston, the director of the women's studies program and professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected for the 2003-04 American Council on Education Fellows Program.Clinical-community psychology doctoral program honoredSep 2, 2003 9:00 am73 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The doctoral program in clinical-community psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been honored for its record of creating and sustaining effective programs for recruiting, retaining and training ethnic minority students.Veracruzana University librarian to give Mortenson Distinguished LectureSep 9, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jesus Lau, a prolific author and internationally recognized library and information science scholar, will give the Mortenson Distinguished Lecture for 2003 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Conference to explore future of budget-challenged UI LibrarySep 18, 2003 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference to explore the future directions of the budget-challenged Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be held Oct. 30-31 at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.Conference to focus on path-breaking Chinese filmmakersSep 26, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference focusing on the Shaw Brothers Studio, a path-breaking filmmaking enterprise that was founded in Shanghai, and later based in Singapore and Hong Kong, runs Oct. 2-4 (Thursday through Saturday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Three original Freedom Riders to speak Oct. 18Oct 2, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In May 1961, a group of six blacks and seven whites boarded buses in Washington, D.C., for the original Freedom Ride, designed to test the legality of "separate but equal" facilities in interstate public travel in the South. The riders would never reach New Orleans, their intended destination, as they would be stopped along the way by angry mobs, severe beatings and the firebombing of one bus.Love for the library revealed in 10 millionth volumeOct 3, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A national treasure is adding another gem to its collection.NASA pioneer's gift to be celebrated ThursdayOct 3, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University Library is celebrating the gift of the collection of pioneering NASA scientist John C. Houbolt with a dedication ceremony and panel discussion Thursday (Oct. 9) at the Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.Richard Powers wins two more literary prizesOct 8, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Richard Powers, the prize-winning American novelist, MacArthur Foundation "genius award" recipient and English professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has won two more literary prizes.Film series to look at women in sportOct 8, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Gender and Women's Studies Program (GWSP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced its fall semester film series.U.of I. Press Week Oct. 17-22 to feature six authorsOct 9, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The second annual University of Illinois Press Week will be held Oct. 17 to 22 (Friday-Wednesday) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.Where do you put 10 million books? Construction of library warehouse under wayOct 14, 2003 9:00 am16 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - One would expect the library of the future to look moderately, perhaps even extremely, different from its current incarnation.Novelist Yann Martel to read, speak Oct. 20-21Oct 15, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Canadian writer Yann Martel will read from and discuss his works at two events at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Palestinian-American playwright to bring play to campus Oct. 27Oct 16, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Palestinian-American playwright/actress Betty Shamieh is bringing her critically acclaimed play "Chocolate in Heat: Growing Up Arab in America" to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Love for the library revealed in 10 millionth volumeOct 16, 2003 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A national treasure is adding another gem to its collection.Study to examine how Korean immigrant families overcome challengesOct 28, 2003 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A team of researchers at the University of Illinois atScholars to meet Nov. 15 to debate 'New World Order'Nov 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A one-day conference on "Understanding the 21st Century: Three Leading Public Intellectuals Debate the New World Order" will be held Nov. 15 (Saturday) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Annual annotated guide recommends best books for childrenNov 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two chatty critters and one very verbal vehicle - that is, a wolf who cried "boy," a worm who kept a diary and a garbage truck who talked and talked and talked - are among the protagonists, probable and less so, who made it into this year's "Guide Book to Gift Books," an annual annotated list of recommended books for children.Cross-disciplinary initiative to conclude with roundtable discussionDec 4, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The one-year, 16-project Silicon, Carbon, Culture Initiative (SCCI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will formally conclude with a roundtable discussion Tuesday (Dec. 9).'Sex and the City' to be catalyst for study of Caribbean culture, literatureDec 4, 2003 9:00 am27 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - First there was "Sex and the City," the television show - a hit and hip cable comedy celebrating women's sexuality and the urban experience.'Overlooked Film Festival' passes now on saleDec 4, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Festival passes now are on sale for the sixth annual Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival, to be held April 21-25 at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Researchers discover fairy tale aspects of Christmas consumerismDec 11, 2003 9:00 am41 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Once upon a time in the land of rigorous longitudinal studies, researchers discovered something - well, magical - about American consumption rituals, particularly the Big One that occurs around the winter solstice.Software tool makes PowerPoint easier for disabled to useDec 11, 2003 9:00 am5 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether in the classroom or the boardroom, chalkboards have been replaced nearly universally by computer-aided audiovisual presentations that commonly involve a laptop computer and Microsoft PowerPoint software. And while that change has proved beneficial for most presenters and their audiences, a notable exception is for people with disabilities.Hosts needed for Korean college students during spring semesterDec 17, 2003 9:00 am0 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Intensive English Institute (IEI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is now recruiting local families to host visiting Korean college students during the 2004 spring semester.Biography of Queen Victoria refutes longstanding misconceptionsDec 23, 2003 9:00 am1706 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - On the eve of the 103rd anniversary of her death on Jan. 22, the woman whose name defined an age - arguably the most famous woman of modern times - comes to life in a new and myth-shattering biography.Conference to explore art 'Beyond East and West'Jan 28, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will explore current artistic practices, paying special attention to artists who move among Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and the United States.